assa plants resemble young oak trees, but the key difference is in the leaves. 您’ll find 两种或三种形状的叶子 在一种one植物上生长-单卵形叶片，手套状叶片和三瓣叶。
如果你 have any doubts as to whether or not you have picked sassafras, just break a stem and smell it, or smell the roots. They smell just like root 啤酒.
Once pulled, rinse the dirt off the plant and roots, wrap the roots in a paper towel, and store in a plastic bag in the fridge until you are ready to make your root 啤酒.
Before I get into the details about how to make the root 啤酒, a disclaimer is in order. The key ingredient in sassafras is 紫杉醇 FDA在60年代初禁止将其商业化用于食品中，因为研究发现，喂食大量此类食物的老鼠会发展为癌症或肝损害。
但在这里’s the rub. According to a government agency that extrapolates human exposure needed based on rodent carcinogens (see the links below the recipe), if you drank a sassafras root 啤酒 a day, you would still have much less 致癌的 risk than if you drank 啤酒 or wine.